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beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

clements mn
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beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

We are thinking of staying the last three nights at Bunker Hill hotel after a 6 day sailing cruise. Are there beaches within walking distance? Is this a mistake? It sounds like it may not be an area to be at night. We are planning on staying in a condo on Sapphire Beach by Red Hook 2 days before our cruise.

St Thomas, VI
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1. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

There aren't any beaches within walking distance of Bunker Hill Hotel, but they can tell you how to get around on public transportation. Most of the area closes down at 5, so it's advisable to take a taxi if going out for the evening.

NJ
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2. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

hotel looks very affordable but not very convenient to beaches. You may want to increase your budget for these nights. You can stay for under 200 a night at Emerald beach. you will still need a cab to main CA but there is a beach at this hotel, near the airport.

St Thomas
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3. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

Both the Best Western Emerald Beach and the Island Beachcomber are located right on Lindbergh Bay on the airport road. It's a very nice beach, both hotels have decent restaurants; and Frenchtown and it's many and varied restaurants in close proximity to each other is a $5 five minute taxi ride away. That would be my choice over Bunker Hill.

clements mn
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4. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

Thanks for the replies. Could you tell me what is all at Frenchtown and is there a lot to see at the historic district in Charlotte Amali? Was maybe thinking now maybe we should finish out the vacation down at Red Hook too where it sounds like there are things to do from reviews I read, though no one has really went into depth on what is all there either

St Thomas
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5. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

If you do a quick google of "Frenchtown St Thomas" you'll find a ton of information on where it is, how it's set up, it's history and its restaurants. You can also go to the St Thomas Historical Trust website for information on their tours and I highly recommend a visit to their museum which offers a fascinating view of St Thomas's past.

Houston, Texas
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6. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

Will be going to CA on the 17th for a day trip (while vacationing in Puerto Rico). We arrive at 8am and thought maybe we could head to Magen's Beach and then shopping for the remainder of the day. Does this sound too much, should we just focus on the beach. I was thinking maybe leaving the beach around 2 or so and make our way back to the airport .. after a quick shopping trip (maybe 1-1/2 hours). We plan on packing our own snacks in our carry on, but may stop while shopping, to get something additional. This is our first trip and not sure if this is too aggressive or not. Any help any one can give would be great appreciated.

Drea

Pia
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7. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

What time is your return flight ? Remember you need to be at the airport 2 hours prior to departure (3 if on American Airlines) to clear US Customs and Immigration (and yes you will do this even when returning back just to PR)

Pia

Houston, Texas
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8. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

Hellp Pia,

Return flight is 530 or so.

PS Sorry, was not aware I posted this in this thread LOL, will create a new thread! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Drea

St Thomas, VI
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9. Re: beaches within walking distance in charlotte amali ?

No need to repost. You have time to visit Magens for a few hours and shop in Charlotte Amalie before your flight. Just make sure you keep track of the time! You need to be at the airport by 3 or so which would give you maybe 1.5 hours for shopping which is about how much time you get on a standard island tour given by taxi drivers.

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